LGBTQ+ Smoking Research Study

Researchers at the University of Oklahoma are partnering with young adults who identify as a sexual minority to learn about your experiences with stress and tobacco use. Join our compensated study today!

Fast Facts

regular tobacco user

non-heterosexual identity

18-34 years old

Compensation Provided

Conducted in OK, NM, AR, TX, CO, KS, MO

Study Background

Young adults who identify as LGBTQ+ are more likely to use tobacco and less likely to successfully quit. Current theory suggests that this may be due to more frequent stress from family, peers, and experiences of discrimination, compared to heterosexual young adults. In this research study, we want to learn more about the day-to-day experiences of LGBTQ+ young adults with discrimination and tobacco use.

Participation is 100% online, so no in-person visits are required. If you are a non-heterosexual young adult who uses tobacco (including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah, nicotine pouches, or SLT) and you live in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas, Texas, Colorado, Kansas, or Missouri, you may qualify.

Your participation in this study may help researchers improve treatment approaches for smoking cessation among LGBTQ+ young adults. Further research today and join our compensated study!

Additional Information

The purpose of this research study is to observe the daily experiences of discrimination and tobacco use among sexual minority young adults in urban and rural areas.

You may qualify for this study if you meet the following criteria.

Key Criteria:

  • Regularly use tobacco
  • 18-34 years old
  • Identify as a sexual minority (gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, another non-heterosexual identity)
  • Live in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas, Texas, Colorado, Kansas, or Missouri

Participants will complete a 30 minute baseline survey, followed by brief (5 minute) daily surveys for 14 days to assess their daily experiences of discrimination and tobacco use. Participants will complete a 6-month follow up survey (30 minutes). No in-person visits are required.

Compensation is provided up to $158 for your time.

There is no cost for you to participate in the study.

The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution.